iamLyric

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Category : Entertainment, art

After all this time, so many videos and a full concert, there are still questions concerning the exactitude of the iamamiwhoami lyrics. However, I’ve decided to give it a try and post what a final look upon them might be. I’m posting the lyrics in the order of the concert songs. There’s a reason for which they’ve decided to arrange them this way. Sometimes, instead of listening to the concert again, I only read the lyrics as a story. They do make sense.

The way the present themselves at this moment is a result of a combination of the studio and concert versions, both in video and mp3. Missing bits or misunderstood words are highlighted.

u-1

A quien le coresponda

You gave me life
In return I’ll just pretend
You can watch it burn
In the ashes of your town
In the ashes of your town
We would build it back down

You gave me life
We would build it back down
In the ashes of your town
In the ashes of your town
We would build it back down

B

There it was, a land of decay
We should pack our things and run away
Rest in the quicksand
Shoulder to shoulder, hand in hand
Sink slowly now, take flight
Let the silence take us at daylight
Take a deep breath as we go, as we go

Wanting higher
Wanting higher up
Wanting higher
‘Til the morning forces us to climb back down
I’d rather stay, I’d rather let us drown

Wanting higher
Wanting higher up
Wanting higher

What a harsh, unpleasant hello
The kind of love I’ve learned to live with although
I will never shake what’s there behind
Your songs are still playing in my mind
All that white only turns to blue
Look after me and I’ll look after you
Take a deep breath as we go, as we go

T

A backwards march, my back against
Meadows of fear, where it all began
And there’s a hunt
For the sake of hope and the purest of hearts
Let their spirits be consumed

There’s a new world laid at your feet
We build an army from nothing
We raise our children to the beat
Of its comforting, pounding love

A forward talk solely against
our ways and means,we’re not like them
I’m on a hunt to find a cure
And before I depart into the deepest blue

Behind the insecurity
There is wall of assurance
She is her own worst enemy
She fights her battles for no one

There’s a new world laid at your feet
We build an army from nothing
We raise our children to the beat
Of this comforting, bonding love

Let us sink in for a new beginning
You know but now
Water fills her lungs and she’s inhaling
You feel bad now
Underneath the stars her body’s sinking
You do that now
A heavy sigh then not a sound

We had new lives to sacrifice
She makes us sin, then burns the crime
And there’s a want for something new
You might find me at the start
Or where it ends for you

Let us sink in for a new beginning
You know that now
Water fills her lungs and she’s inhaling
You feel that now
Underneath the stars her body’s sinking
You do that now
A heavy sigh then not a sound

N

Dress the part
It’s storytelling

time

Sharpen your knives
Watering mouths
Clean your plates for some tender I

Tell me how the story ends now

Come home, come see our place
Our labyrinth you keep hide
We push the boundaries
So the rules are bent
…………….. (Just in time)

Come wallow in my sorrow
Breathe your air into my lungs
What hides in my shadow?
My worst fear is real life
Tell me how the story ends now

O

I thought I felt a spark
Thought I saw a flame
When something changed in you
Who took the blame?

My plan was foolproof
As I became
A fortress of your heart

Love
(Love, love)
The kind that kills and scars
And make you kneel and crawl
To hell and back
(Love, love)
The words that slit your throat
Will make you think of love
As the new black
As what you lack
Love

The sound of letting go
A side of you
That we all set aside
When the world was new

Under the full moon
Only endless rain
An absence of your heart

Love
(Love, love)
The kind that kills and scars
And make you kneel and crawl
To hell and back
(Love, love)
The words that slit your throat
Will make you think of love
As the new black
As what you lack
Love

Papachoo

And the battle goes on
and the love that you have
will begin when you are all gone.

u-2

You can’t be the Knight.

Y

Little hope, little home of heavenly
Come and save us from this ugly truth
Little hope, sprung from necessity
May all good things in life come to you

Little ghost, so innocent and carefree
They would never stop hunting you
Little voice, life got the best of me
And in time that’s what awaits you too

Little hope, sing a song of fire
I know I’m to be just like that
Little hope, little hope, sing a song of fire

Little hope, love is on the inside
If you want, you dream of life now
Little hope, little hope, sing a song of fire

I’ve seen the truth and it’s nothing like you said
I’ve seen your picture of a perfect world
Now you can touch the halo around my crowned head
So many questions, so many things unsaid

Like Hell

Carrying my head with this mangled body
it hurts
Like hell

Carrying my head with this mangled body
it hurts
Like hell

Lights are on
There’s nobody home
mmmhhhmmmm
Longest sleep and hardest moan

mmmhhhmmmm

Carrying my head with this mangled body
it hurts
Like hell, like hell

.

I am fire, I am damage in the making
I am an army set out to control your every ticking
I am a giant, stepping on the tiny world you live in

we saw

And you shake and you shiver
As the roof is coming down
And the walls grow out in your hair

Shadows show dark as the river oh
Turn nights into stone
We run, we run terrified
What have you done?
This is how it goes.
It’s how it goes.

Mass confusion, never been so damn exciting
When your hearts fell for us was evidently unrequited.
And I shake and I shiver high
As I cut through skin and bones
Can you solve the riddle, oh?

Shadows show dark as the river oh
Turn knights into stone
We run, we run terrified
What have you done?
This is how it goes.
It’s how it goes.

I still believe these lyrics are far from the real ones, I still want the real ones. Am I disappointed I’ve often based my analysis on miscellaneous lyrics in the past? No… they seem to keep themselves in the same range so I couldn’t have been THAT wrong.

Are we ever going to get those official lyrics? Yes, I believe so and, if I’m allowed, I see them coming on a website that I am going to navigate on as if I were opening a fairy tale book. It’s a hint, yes.

; john

Used to be clean
now I’m filthy as can be,
scrapping off
every spot.

Used to be mean,
now I’m good as can be.
Raise me up!
I’m your star

May that god of me protect my soul
as I stay a little while longer
in this dusty rabbit hole
to sing my song chained on to your bed

Used to be told
my silence is gold (cold)
Coughing up
every drop.

Used to kiss more
now I’m granting you all
stepping up,
I’m your star!

May that god of me protect my soul
as I stay a little while longer
in this dusty rabbit hole
to sing my song chained on to your bed

Used to be clean now I’m filthy as can be.

clump

I never dreamed I’d need someone like you
All I want to fit is be the unity of you
But I like you
You see the overall of what we are
Is it a sad, sad sight viewed from afar?

Why don’t you call?

Whatever made you into clump like you?
The ice and cold that leaks out the cracks in you
Makes us as new
Whatever made you seem so very small
Like a tiny ant in life but large in thought

Who’s standing tall?

Cannot wait until I get my hands on you
we can do the things we said we would

You never had a true friend like I
Someone to pick you up when you needed to
Beget it through
If my hands weren’t so very sharp
This broken glass that surrounds wherever we are
Wouldn’t do us part

paaaart

Whatever made you into clump like you
The fiery warmth that reeks out from most of you
Is burning through
Whatever made you seem so very small
Like a tiny ant in life but large in thought
Come stand up tall

Cannot wait until I get my hands on you
we can do the things we said we would
Cannot wait until I see your smiling faces
And our love will be misunderstood

+46 702 888 037 (phone song)

Move your hand
South of the waist line
Let your head fall back
I will watch, Your body shaking
As blood rise against the sky
Leave a little mark, a contribution
As you get down on your knees
While we’re in the dark
You know how to use me
Now tell us how you feel

iamamiwhoami ‘o’ video

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Category : Entertainment, Food for Thought, Music and Movies

REFERENCES:

- decoding iamamiwhoami – the beginnings
- A Closer Look To iamamiwhoami’s b Video
- iamamiwhoami’s o video
- u-1
- u-2
- n from Nature/Natural
- T – back in the kingdom we were Kings and Queens
- And this is Y all that’s left is Hope

- Iamamiwhoami – Sources of Inspiration
- Identity in iamamiwhoami
- An Archetypal and Mythological Approach to iamamiwhoami
- iamamiwhoami official youtube channel

Alright, just like in the case of the b video, let’s take a closer look at iamamiwhoami’s new piece of work: o.

Watch the video then follow me:

Lyrics:

I thought I felt a spark
Thought I saw a flame
When something changed in you
Who took the blame?

My plan was foolproof
As I became
A fortress of your heart

Love
(Love, love)
The kind that kills and scars
And make you kneel and crawl
To hell and back
(Love, love)
The words that slit your throat
And make you think of love
As the new black
As what you lack
Love

The sound of letting go
A side of you
That we all set aside
When the world was new

Under the full moon
Only endless rain
An absence of your heart

Love
(Love, love)
The kind that kills and scars
And make you kneel and crawl
To hell and back
(Love, love)
The words that slit your throat
And make you think of love
As the new black
As what you lack
Love

First and foremost, bravo for another astonishing creation, you guys! I suppose we’re in for at least other four.

Back to our business. We’re dealing this time with what I would call a tree nursery (a greenhouse, a hothouse – but tree nursery fits the entire concept better, you’ll see). Hints:

- we’re in a room filled with pots in which small trees are growing. The pots are arranged in a symmetrical way, on rows, with spaces between, allowing branches to grow freely
lighttreeview
- the ceiling is made of plexiglas, allowing a certain amount of light to come through
bag2
- the Mandragora itself seems to be growing
- she’s first covered in some sort of netting. Netting is often used to cover small and young trees/plants in order to protect them from certain insects that could lay eggs on their leafs, thus damaging them
bag1
- the collar she’s wearing is also used as a means of protection, this time from creatures that could climb – squirrels for example – in trees/plants to eat their fruits
collar1
- her feet are painted in white paint up to her knees as a means of protection from insects crawling up and from fungus developing
whitepaint
- she is ’sustained’ by two sticks, a trick gardeners often use in order to make trees grow in a vertical position, preventing them from having bent trunks
iamstick
- she is being offered fertilizer, natural I would say, if you take a close look, it seems like goat droppings
goatwastefeet

The duality darkness vs. light is also part of plants growing in hothouses, they first need a darker environment (seed and youth stages), after which they need light to develop. MO seems to be collecting the light she’s being offered in that broken candle above her.
candle1

Outside appears to be autumn, the withered leaves gathered on the glass room being the sign of it. According to wikipedia, the propagation of MO is done as follows: Seed – best sown in a cold frame in the autumn. The seed can also be sown in spring in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Guess next video MO is going out to play.

Re-occurring motifs and techniques:

The second video is also constructed in a circular way. Just like in the first one, we’re being introduced into another dimension by the same cat, only this time she’s making an owl sound. We’ve already established what the cat is all about.

incipittreecat

The difference with this video is that in the end, we’re being brought back to the tree, but this time, the image is completed with a couple of items we’ve already been introduced to: the six strawberries (btw, I really think those look more like mandragora berries than strawberries), the collar, the candle holder and the blond hair. Watch where the collar is placed in this tree.
endtreecandlefruitscollar

Speaking of trees, have you ever noticed how many Y’s are in a tree? Well… here are only a couple of examples. This is also another recurring motif.
treeeye2Ybranch
treeeye2YYbranch

The cat. Six of them as a matter of fact.
catonroof

Speaking of 6, here are the six faces that appear in the end. They look like faces to me. Masks. I’m thinking trees turned into beings, just like MO.
LEs:

- try this link for a better reference for the masks ;)

- or even better: I strongly believe the 7:26 Mandragora face in Y is connected to the 5:22 masks in O, the first being captured right before the pot is being ‘fed’ the semen, and the O masks after. It’s 6 mandras in this case, or 6 cycles of life.

face1
face2
face3
face4
face5
face6

The last two of them look strikingly similar. Either the creators got lazy or it’s just part of a deja-vu effect.

Other things I have notices, but couldn’t really make most of:

The way the light is entering the tree nursery. It seems to enter through spaces between wooden walls and trough some holes, which actually appear to be human made and human controlled. As in:

redlightcracksinwalls
redlights2

At first I thought it is the natural process of holes growing in wood, but we’re actually dealing with plugs pushed by fingers (theeeere’s a pinky!) and tied with chains. This tells me the plugs can be pulled back if an exterior will wants.

cep1
cep2fingerpushing
cep3chain

Other opinions to support video analysis:

ItsObviouslyTReznor

the first 6 vids were about the initial growth of the mandrake. the mandrake grows where the semen of a hanged man lands – that is illustrated by her lapping it up in the 2nd video. by the 6th video she’s finally uprooted by the black dogs (killed by her scream) and brought in to be prepared… “welcome home”

the next 6 videos might be focusing on the preparation of the mandrake plant which requires it to be buried for 30 days – which is approximately how long the interval between videos has become – and to be watered with cow’s milk (drip fed from the suspended glass) and then dug up in the middle of the night (both O and B have been made public at night… unlike the first 6 vids) and then wrapped in a “dead man’s sheet” (the “plastic” she was? covered in for b).

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